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Feuding Congress could learn from Va. transportation deal, Kaine says

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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:47 pm

In his first speech before the U.S. Senate, Sen. Timothy M. Kaine D-Va. today used the state's new transportation deal as a blueprint for how Congress could reach a compromise to avert sequestration through a balanced approach of cutting spending and increasing revenue.

“Just 90 miles from here in Richmond, a Republican governor and a Republican legislature decided to do something to benefit the economy,” Kaine said in his 35-minute speech, referring to the transportation deal that cleared the state Senate Saturday on the last day of the General Assembly session.

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